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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 2 months ago

How is appeal to ignorance different from strawman?

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  • 2 months ago

    An 'appeal to ignorance' fallacy asserts that a proposition is true because it has not yet been proven false or a proposition is false because it has not yet been proven true.

    A 'straw man' fallacy creates the illusion of having refuted an opponent's proposition through the covert replacement of it with a different proposition, and the subsequent refutation of that false argument - rather than the opponent's actual proposition.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Appeal to ignorance is simply "No evidence supports A therefore not A" or "No evidence contradicts A therefore A"

    Strawman is only viable when your audience is ill informed about the topic, it's an intentional misrepresentation of what the other side believes to form a weaker argument. The whole idea is that the other side isn't there to contradict what you're saying or explain how you're wrong thus defeating this "strawman" who offers no resistance doesn't disprove the original argument.

  • 2 months ago

    An appeal to ignorance is when someone knows you are ill informed about a certain matter and they take advantage of such ignorance you have and play on it - froth it up into something like sugary meringue topping, and serve it to you. Then it is happily swallowed. The person expects your low standard of knowledge will ensure you don't double check what you have claimed. A strawman argument is much more cunning. It is when the person knows the other view has a strong case but they are unable to refute particular points in it. So they divert your attention away from the serious, real issues, by pointing you to a claim that they can easily knock down and thus appear to be knowledgeable in your eyes.

    So, the first one is depending on ignorance to make you seem as if you have authority to pontificate on (whatever) the matter is.  The second one is a diversionary tactic designed to make you seem wise, and able to expose the other person's views, when it does no such thing.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    An appeal to ignorance would be like this!! *dur dur "no gawd exists" notin spiritual exists Dawg. Me just gonna go through life and miss da point dur dur* 

    Satanisgod.org 

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